Boston: Traffic Advisory for May 17 - 21, 2023

DORCHESTER HAITIAN ~ On Sunday, May 21, 2023, the annual Haitian American Unity Parade will be held in Dorchester. The parade will begin on Blue Hill Avenue between River Street and Babson Street and continue on Babson Street from Blue Hill Avenue to Fremont Street. Step off time is at 1 p.m., and parking restrictions will be in place in the areas listed above.

The Youth Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2023 in downtown Boston. The parade route includes Cambridge Street, Tremont Street, Park Street, Beacon Street, Bowdoin Street, Cambridge Street through City Hall Plaza, Congress Street, Adams Park and Quincy Market Area before crossing over Surface Road to the Greenway. The parade will take place on sidewalks but may impact traffic in the area.

The South Boston Annual Harpoon Brewery 5 Miler Road Race will take place on Sunday, May 21st as well. The race route includes FID Kennedy, Tide Street, Drydock Avenue, Black Falcon Avenue Design Center Way Dry Dock Avenue Summer Street East First Street Farragut Road East Broadway Extension Day Boulevard Shore Road East First street Summer street Dry Dock Avenue Black Falcon Avenue Dry Dock Avenue Tide street with rolling road closures to accommodate runners.

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Polish Constitution Day will also be celebrated on Sunday May 21st by the Polish American Congress of Eastern Massachusetts around the Polish American Citizens Club in South Boston with parking restrictions from 8AM to 6PM on Al Zwiercan Way (formerly known as Power Street) and Boston street from Rawson street heading northerly to the start of the bridge for the I-93 overpass.

Finally Wednesday May 17th and Friday May 19th there will be a pedestrian only event hosted by the Mayor's Office on Canal street for fans to gather and celebrate during Celtics playoffs with parking restrictions and street closures taking place on Canal street from Rip Valenti Way to Causeway street.

People attending these events are encouraged to walk bike or take public transit with information available online for Bluebikes regional bike share service or MBTA public transit service which advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket for a faster return trip. Walking is also a great way to move around these events safely and conveniently while enjoying all that they have to offer!

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